Forum: Ruby on Rails Problems with German special characters

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Olli P. (Guest)
on 2008-12-09 00:35

I have been fighting for a while now with a problem that the German
special vowls (Umlaute), e.g. üöä get scrambled when read in from file
using IO.readlines. I have played quite some time with various code
pages. But that didn't fix the problem. I lately realized that those üöä
aren't even written correctly to the console when starting rails from
the command prompt using ruby script/server, for example: - - [08/Dec/2008:20:22:50 Westeuropõische Normalzeit] "POST

This should be Westeurop>ä<ische and not Westeurop>õ<ische. Even when I
start up plain Rails those specials vowls get scrambled. Does anybody
have some idea?

Thanks, Oliver
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